Regions Financial Corporation (RF)

18.23
NYSE
Prev Close 18.65
Day Low/High 18.07 / 18.49
52 Wk Low/High 6.94 / 18.71
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 960.44B
Market Cap 17.91B
P/E Ratio 22.70
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

Banking on Regional Banks

My package of regional bank stocks are broadly higher today, likely in response to the rise in interest rates over the last 48 hours. Money centers are also doing well. I am standing pat with my long list of 13 holdings in the expectation of a two- ...

Today's Trades

I shorted small in SPY and QQQ. I added to longs of Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Radian (RDN) and a few closed-end municipal bond funds.

Why I Believe Banks Are Now Overbought

Here is a three-month chart of Citigroup (C) and JPMorgan (JPM) compared to the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY). I cut my teeth on the sector and have some street cred in the group, having been Putnam's bank, thrift and GSE analyst in the 1970s. I also coauthore...

Best of Times for My Bank Thesis

Stated simply, I cannot see a better set up for bank stocks than there is right now. While I wouldn't aggressively chase the strength (after a nice near-term climb -- then again, I would not chase any longs at this time) I am a buyer on any weakness...

Banks Making New Highs

Shares of many money center and regional banks that I have written about are making new highs today. I would not disturb holdings in this, my favorite long sector. Several are on my Best Ideas list, including today's addition of Midsouth Bancorp (MS...

Maverick's Re-Re-Engaging

I have just added to the following bank longs: BAC, JPM, C, MBFI, EFSC, STL, MSL, SONA, FITB, FMER, RF, WFC and BBT.

Maverick's Re-Engaging

I am bidding across the board for banks. Maverick's re-engaging.

Fed Is Getting Annoyed With Banks

Fed Is Getting Annoyed With Banks

They keep giving out low-cost commercial and industrial loans.

Regions Financial downgraded at RBC

Banks Require Patience

"There are better starters than me but I'm a strong finisher."  -- Usain Bolt I have consistently been adding to bank stocks on weakness throughout the last few months. The group has now run up a bit into the important earnings season and I would no...

Banking on Market Expectations

If Mr. Market continues to ramp, I expect (as reflected in the breadth of my bank holdings) banks to catch up and possibly even become market leaders. Here is my rationale.

Bank Stocks on Fire

Bank stocks are "on fire" today. Here is my investment case for this unloved and undervalued group as expressed last week. I am long a lengthy package of regional and money center bank stocks.

Not Much to Say or Trade

Today's market has thus far been characterized by another day of painfully low volume, a small bounce back for the market-leading biotech sector, strength in social media and high-beta tech, Qs (Nasdaq) over Ss (S&P 500), a modest drop in bond yield...

Adding Small Long in BofA

I am adding a small long position in Bank of America (BAC) at $15.85, and plan to expand the holding on any further weakness. Since the bank stress test, I have been waiting for an attractive entry point for this bank holding company below $16 per s...

Why I'm Buying More Banks

Banking net interest margins have been very depressed over the last several years, as interest rates have hit generational lows. When coupled with deleveraging (mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act), lending cred...

Off the Charts

Off the Charts

CF Industries looks weak and could see lower prices.

Off the Charts

Off the Charts

Simon Property is showing relative strength building a tight upper-level range.

Avoid Buying, Find Excuses to Sell

Avoid Buying, Find Excuses to Sell

Major indices are that the top of a four-week channel.

Correction Ahead

Correction Ahead

As the S&P 500 tests new highs, we are in an overbought condition.

Eliminating Some Swing Trades

Eliminating Some Swing Trades

As I'll be at the dentist tomorrow, I have put some of my trades on hold.

Wading Into a Couple New Positions

Wading Into a Couple New Positions

I'm now long Regions and Zillow.

Regions Financial upgraded at Deutsche

Higher Rates Help Regional Banks

Higher Rates Help Regional Banks

Higher interest rates should boost earnings growth for regional banks, says Portfolio Manager David Peltier.

Buying Facebook Off the Map

Buying Facebook Off the Map

I could create a dominant, diverse company with FB's  $125 billion cap.

Regional Banks Looking Vulnerable

Regional Banks Looking Vulnerable

These three names are particularly weak, and could soon become shorting candidates.

Regions Financial upgraded at Guggenheim

The CFPB Is Coming

The CFPB Is Coming

Regional banks that have heavy mortgage exposure are on the regulator's radar screen.

Oddly Spotty Action

Oddly Spotty Action

Today's market is trickier than it looks.